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  1. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    that Cone mainstream was usually ring/OE (ring warp/indigo yarn, OE fill yarn) .
  2. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    The 55 is lovely quality Cone denim, with a great classic fit. The quintessential Levi's really. The 66 is a bit skinnier, really nice fit, blue-er denim, which is good but personally I don't love the fabric as much the 55. I've never owned the 76 but I think that sounds on a par with the 66. Really I like them all; they're all distinct although the very early models are harder to work with, they take years before they come into their own. I've been wearing my 1890s in the summer for maybe 10 years and they still need another few years. Given that all Cone stock will be gone soon, the 55 and 66 or 76 are really worth splashing out for . Once they're gone they're gone.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I've posted lots on here before about this, but this week my fave LVC are the 55, the 66, and the natural indigo 1880s. The previous 1880s, which were in synthetic indigo with a greenish natural indigo cast, are great too. I'm also a big fan of the old 1915 fabric. And I shouldn't forget the lovely three-pleat jacket. On my old website, there's a guide to the models (scroll down towards the bottom) which is old but still mostly current.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Hope everyone's enjoying the sunshine. Still not bright enough for me to photograph jeans without camera-shake, but still.... one more wash. Does anyone else find they keep losing coins now they have to keep everything in the back pockets?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I'm waiting for the end of the TCB 20s contest. And I might well give my 1890s another summer, so I think it's next year at least. They're my last pair of unworn LVC. Plus there's a new job and a new suit for me in September so expect a worn-in photo of the natural indigo around 2025.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I had a pair of these in the raw, natural indigo. they're not a very good repro, can never work out why they put the early patch on, with the later double yoke stitching and r'h patch location.
  7. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Look great. Seems like a typical 66 taper to me.
  8. Paul T

    Levi's RED

    both those design formats (twisted whacky seams and oversize stitching/rivets) were copied by loads of people including Miss Sixty and True Religion, which is as sincere flattery as you could want.
  9. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    203 is the kid's size of the 201, same as the 503 was the junior 501 etc.. Edit: oops, sorry, didn't realise Maynard was there already. Some of the codes did get re-used. IIRC 502 was a junior size and later became a different model. Kid's models of vintage Levi's are great because they're often available for less $$$$.
  10. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Those look good, interesting to know there must have been an extra tag for the Japanese etc market.
  11. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Yeah, the inseam is tricky to stitch too, I can't remember what you call that stitch that's half-way to a felled one, but it would be very hard to redo that and get the hems right too, so I think they can't be tapered.
  12. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Ah, ok, thanks for that info. I'd be pretty certain they're legit in that case (it could be an extra export tag). Maybe that apparent taper is because they're so long. The hems look right. 2-horse patch looks good, too Here's the top side of the tag, my old 555 201 from 2000. PLus a 98 2-horse tag
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Those have surely been tapered, haven't they? I've never seen a fake as good as this, but that extra tag looks strange. I'd want to see the underside of the main tag. This is my old 555 55 98 pair. Plus the top side of my old 201 555 from 2000.
  14. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    they're generously sized around the seat and thighs, I don't downsize with many jeans but found the 55 and 66 worked brilliantly.
  15. Paul T

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I think a plastic hanger won't be strong enough. I normally spin my jeans as normal; then I have a piece of old plywood I keep for the task. If, say, you're a 32 waist you'd need a piece about 15.5 inches wide, or else with a slot in it at 15.5 inches, so as the jeans dry, the waist stays at circa 32.